Take One Step Forward


Take one step forward
it all turns to light

But to pour from one
bottle to another

step back

At just the right balance
it pours itself

Whoever came from the
north in a light


How did these
complex ships get

assembled inside the room?

Intricate machinery within

each cog going at its
own rate?

I write this as our cat Lutfi drinks

water near my arm
from a plastic bowl

What gorgeousness
when nature is so

close to us!

I hear her lapping tongue
in her crouched silence

until she walks away

5/1/15 (from White Noise in This World Silver in the Next)

Categories: Poems